Plaza Universitat is on the intersection of Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, Carrer d'Aribau and Ronda de Sant Antoni, to the west of Plaça de Catalunya, to which it's linked through Ronda de la Universitat and Carrer de Pelai.
It receives its name from the Universitat de Barcelona neo-gothic main campus, which lies on the Gran Via side, and was built between the years 1863-1889 by the architect Elies Rogent. It was constructed at the same time when the Eixample was being built after the complete demolition of the city walls.
Along with Plaza d'Urquinaona, it's arguably the most important area in the city for those who wish to protest or stage a demonstration, as well as offering a pedestrianised area popular with skaters and many restaurants and bars.
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